A restraining order is a type of court order, issued by a judge, to prevent a specific person from harassing, abusing, stalking, or threatening another person or entity. The party that is protected is known as the “protected person.” The other party (e.g., the abuser) is known as the “restrained person.” Restraining orders are also referred to as “protective orders.”
These are generally issued at the end of a criminal hearing and often follow cases involving domestic violence, domestic abuse, harassment, stalking, or sexual assault. It may also be used to prevent trespass on private property. The laws in California particularly issue four types of restraining orders, which are domestic violence, elder abuse or dependent adult abuse, civil harassment, and workplace violence.
Such an order must be made against an identified person whom the court may, through the order, prevent from contacting the victim, whether directly or indirectly. The court may also prohibit such a person from accessing a property or premises or being ordered to relocate a distance away from a particular person.
Apart from filing, restraining orders must be enforced and may be objected to by the defendant. However, the outcome of each case is based on the peculiarities of the facts and must be handled by teams that are skilled in that area. As an excellent paralegal team in California, we have successfully filed for and objected to several restraining orders. This experience has equipped us to handle your case in the most skillful method required. Contact us today, and let’s get you on the winning side.